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Sunday – Thursday (10:30am-12:00am)
Saturday (an hour after Shabbat ends – 12:00am)
Taps : Tel Aviv :: 16 Handles : New York.
Taps is the type of place that makes any day better.
The frozen yogurt at Taps is self-served. You can select as many flavors as you want and cover them with as many toppings as you please. When you’re done loading down your cup, you put it on a scale to be weighed and pay by the gram. I’ve always loved the concept—it seems silly to me to have to pay per topping (what if I just want one strawberry on my ice cream, just to brighten things up? Or what if I want to throw in just a couple of M&Ms for a surprise chocolatey bite here and there? What if I can’t pick between chocolate and caramel swirl and want both?)
Given my love for this type of frozen yogurt place, I’ve been to quite a few in New York. Some have more flavors than others, most have basic fruit and candy toppings. But Taps had more of both than any place I had ever been to in New York. The selection of toppings was truly astounding—from cereals to chocolates (each one with milk, white, and dark options), dried fruit to gummies, nuts to fresh fruit, fudges to jams—they have countless options.
At this point, I honestly can’t remember what I had. It was probably a medley of tart flavors (plain, peach tart, and pomegranate raspberry tart probably filled the majority of my cup) covered in milk chocolate mekupelet, gummy bears, raisinettes, strawberries, pomegranate, chocolate chip cookie dough, mochi, passionfruit, pineapple, almonds, granola, craisins, dried passion fruit, M&Ms, and the type of chocolate fudge crunch that hardens upon contact with the cold frozen yogurt. While I can’t recall exactly what I picked that night, I do remember loving every bite and forcing myself to refrain from licking the cup clean (we were with Doug’s parents, after all).
My only disappointment is that there aren’t more Taps locations. Given that we moved out of Tel Aviv shortly after discovering it, we never got to go again before coming back to the United States. We’ll just have to wait until our next trip to the land of milk and honey for our next Taps fix.